First Full Week in April

First Full Week in April

"You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you." -Andy Warhol

Needlepoint projects are special. 

They honor something or someone you love, or a remind you of special time or place. As I get older, I find its the "little things" that bring me the most joy. Whether it be a favorite movie, fabulous meal or a simple tradition that brings me comfort and gives me something to look forward to. Like always watching Easter Parade on Easter, or having caviar on Christmas Eve.

The Masters golf tournament always takes place during the first full week in April, and it's packed full of tradition.

Now, I don't watch a lot of golf throughout the year, but I certainly watch all I can of The Masters. It's a tradition!

And traditions inspire me.

Why?

I suppose it's because they make the ordinary thrilling, no?

A Master's tradition is their famous pimento cheese sandwiches that cost a whopping $1.50. Pimento Cheese has been part of The Masters since the 1940s. Folks say the recipe has changed twice over the years, and it's top secret of course. Many have attempted to replicate the recipe. Some with more success than others.

I won't be at the tournament this year, but you can bet I'll be eating pimento cheese while watching from home. There are wonderful recipes for pimento cheese out there. Some better for sandwiches, some for crackers.

I want to share with you my recipe for pimento cheese. Add more mayo if you're making sandwiches. And white bread. Always for a pimento cheese sandwich.

Traditions make the ordinary thrilling. Traditions like The Masters, needlepoint and pimento cheese.

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